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January's Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference was Thursday and, although the revenue estimates would seem to indicate growth, those numbers don't tell the full story. Increasing costs and tax losses offset increases in revenue—which likely…
On Wednesday, the Senate Education Committee held the latest in its ongoing series of hearings about what they term "academically failing schools," bringing in EAA Chancellor Veronica Conforme to present on the controversial state reform district…
The House Education Committee took testimony but did not vote on a bill that would require students to pass the US citizenship test in order to graduate; MASSP spoke in opposition to another state mandated test, many other education groups also…
The House and Senate Education Committees both got into the mix this week. On Thursday, the House had a hearing but did not vote on legislation that would require students to pass the US citizenship test in order to graduate. For their part the…
The Senate Education Committee took testimony, but did not vote on legislation that is designed to give adult learners high school equivalency test options other than the GED (current state law specifically ties adult education funding to programs…
The Senate Education Committee heard testimony but took no votes or other action this week on the vague topic of "academically failing schools" from the unlikely pair of former Oakland Schools superintendent Vickie Markavitch and Lansing attorney…
The House School Aid Appropriations Subcommittee held the first of what promises to be a long series of hearing in both chambers to discuss the situation of the Detroit Public Schools and Governor Snyder's proposal to resolve their deficit. The…
It seems fitting that this, the 100th edition of This Week in Politics in 5 Sentences (or Fewer), is the one in which we announce that the Senate has passed SB 103 and brought an end to the over two-year debate about changes to Michigan's educator…
This week, the Michigan Senate voted to concur with the educator evaluation bill—SB 103 (H-8)—that passed the Michigan House last week. With this vote, the legislature has completed the work begun over two years ago to rewrite our state's educator…
The House has passed educator evaluation legislation that has been years in the making but finally looks as though it could make it across the finish line. The final bill meets MASSP's tenets of establishing an improvement-focused evaluation system…
The House of Representatives has voted 97-8 to pass SB 103, educator evaluation legislation that has been over two years in the making. The bill still needs to receive final approval from the full Senate, but the outlook is good for a concurrence…
The Senate Judiciary Committee is slated to vote on a bill this coming Tuesday, October 13 that would allow people to carry concealed weapons at schools; please CLICK HERE AND TAKE ACTION by asking your Senator to please oppose this legisltion. The…